5-HTP is a natural substance that increases the production of serotonin, which controls anxiety, suppresses appetite, and provides a sensation of well-being. It's extracted from the Griffonia Simplicfolia plant.
Super Premium 5-HTP from ChronosPharma is a 50mg capsule that helps increase serotonin and improve mood, reduces emotional eating, improves sleep, and decreases anxiousness. It's pretty easy to take - just take 1 capsule with 8 ounces of water at bedtime. I did take this for several days and could tell that I was sleep better.
However, after doing some research, I found that 5-HTP shouldn't be combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Zoloft or Sertraline. The combination of the two may result in an increase of unwanted side effects and cause "serotonin syndrome." So for me, for now, I don't want to risk mixing these two substances. But in the future, I would use 5-HTP as a substitute after my doctor takes me off Sertraline.
For anyone who's not on SSRIs, I think it's worth trying 5-HTP and see if it works for you. I didn't notice any negative side effects during the time I took it.
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review.